Posted: 22/12/2016 at 17:24
Just back from our SM raid and have put it all away including a shoulder of lamb now marinating in garlic, olive oil and rosemary ready for a long, slow cook for Xmas Eve. One of Possum's favourite meals.
12C and grey as we set off at 2:30 but blue skies and 10C by the time we finished and no horrible hordes tho a few more people than usual. We even managed a quiet raid on a DIY shop for a new outside extension lead for OH's new toy - a dooberry that projects lights onto the house walls. No external sockets yet and I don't want to make holes in the rendered walls for screws to attach our usual outside lights.
Now to finish the tree and hang tapestry in the living room and maybe some other pics - useful for stringing more lights - and then we can start the big clean before the rest of the decs go up.
Love the look of those sausage rolls Dove. Will have to make some for Boxing Day.
Clari - pork and stuffing sounds good to me.
I looked for a pork or ham hock so I could do a terrine with pistachios but there were none in today so it'll be a fish terrine with whole prawns down the middle.
No marrow bones either so doggies are getting a piece of veal with a marrow bone in the middle for their Xmas treat. Kittens are still on kitten food and have more than doubled in weight. Cat flu gone now but i'm still steaming Cosmos once a day as he still sneezes.